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Laursen Could Be One Of The Greats

Laursen Could Be One Of The Greats

According to the Sun today, Martin O'Neill looks set to name Martin Laursen Villa's new captain.

Not really rocket science I don't think, especially as Laursen was captain against Odense in the intertwobob the other day.

The paper also says that 'transfer rebel Gareth Barry is closer to the Villa Park exit door.' Is he? Not seen any reports saying we've lowered our price or that Liverpool have increased their bid?!

Anyway, they go on to quote Martin O'Neill about the 31-year former AC Milan defender: 'He is in the John Terry mould, isn't he? And he has become such a talismanic figure for the club. He never lets you down. 'There's a few people in contention for the captaincy. Nigel Reo-Coker did a very good job at West Ham and Stiliyan Petrov has done it for Bulgaria. But in Denmark it could not have been anyone else other than Martin ? and he did an excellent job.'

Martin O'Neill takes this further on the official site saying Laursen could become the modern day Paul McGrath aka God, for Villa. Hey, steady on!

'What he's trying to do at this stage - 30 years of age and almost 31 - is improve. His heart's massively big, to get over the injury like he did. That would have sidelined the majority of people.' Adding, 'If Martin Laursen said I can't do anything today but I will do my own work it's not a problem. But he does every single week for us and he's a bit like Paul McGrath in that sense, you just let him get on with it. To become an iconic figure at a football club you have to be there for a number of years performing brilliantly, so let's hope so. It's not a bad comparison if you're going to compare Laursen to Paul McGrath because he was one of the greats.'

One of the greats indeed.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday July 21 2008
Time: 5:23PM

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Comments

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Gets my vote for captain anyday. Well he does now, think I voted for Reo-Coker in the poll. Bugger eh, fickleness strikes again....
tonybrum
21/07/2008 17:44:00
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it has gotta be laursen for captain. i think reo would be a good captain too, but laursen should wear the armband.
ric112
21/07/2008 23:05:00
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Laursen definately gets my shout for captain, NRC will always be shouting on the pitch regardlesss of if he is captain, he is on for the future though
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
22/07/2008 00:39:00
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Interesting to see, he has mentioned Petrov - if Petrov is being considered, then M'ON see's him as a first team starter then. He has got so much to offer, lets hope he can deliver this season!
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
22/07/2008 00:41:00
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Here's hoping that ML has a repeat of the 2007-08 season form/injury wise. He's worth his weight in gold to the club when he's fully fit week after week.
glensider
22/07/2008 17:14:00
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I have to say though, that I'd still go with Nigel Reo-Coker as club captain. Not that I dont think that Laursen would do a good job, because I'm sure he will, but I just think that NRC comes across as a natural leader.
glensider
22/07/2008 17:17:00
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He will be a lonely Hero this season if MON dont get him some support.
col8
23/07/2008 09:13:00
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